Oslo, August 31st (Oslo, 31. august)

One man, one city, 24 hours.
A new film by Joachim Trier and the team behind the highly acclaimed Reprise - inspired by the cult novel Le feu follet.
Oslo, August 31 stis a portrait of contemporary Oslo. A visually striking and quietly shattering drama about a man in deep existential crisis.

Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays on in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasnt seen in a long while. Thirty-four-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, all the people he has let down. He is still relatively young, but feels his life in many ways is already over. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, the ghosts of past mistakes will wrestle with the chance of love, the possibility of a new life and the hope to see some future by morning.

A new film by Joachim Trier and the team behind the highly acclaimed Reprise - inspired by the cult novel Le feu follet. Oslo, August 31st is a portrait of contemporary Oslo. A visually striking and quietly shattering drama about a man in deep existential crisis.

Production and distribution

Production Year
2011
Release date (national)
2011-08-31
Release date (international)
2011-05-18
Production Company
Don’t Look Now Productions AS
c/o Hans-Jørgen Osnes Fagerborggaten 27 D
0360 OSLO
Motlys A/S
Sagvn. 18
N-0459 Oslo
Producer
Hans Jørgen Osnes
Yngve Sæther
Sigve Endresen
Line Producer
Therese Naustdal
Co-production Company
Don’t Look Now Productions AS
Co-production Country
Norway
Festival Contact
NFI Features
International sales
The Match Factory GmbH

Crew

Director
Joachim Trier
Manuskript
Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier
Based on
"Le Feu Follet" by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
D.O.P.
Jakob Ihre
Camera
Maria Haglund
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutté
Composer
Ola Fløttum
Other Music
Torgny Amdam
Production Designer
Jørgen Stangebye Larsen
Solfrid Kjetså
Prop Master
Jostein Oksavik
Costume Designer
Ellen Dæhli Ystehede
Make-up Artist
Maria Roli
Sound Designer
Andrew Windtwood
Sound Engineer
Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Gisle Tveito
Sound Recording
Andrew Windtwood
First Assistant Director
Emil Trier
Casting
Christian Rubeck
Emil Trier
Stills Photographer
Rune Kongsro
Hans-Jørgen Osnes
Eli Ida Trier

Technical information

Sjanger
Drama
Format
35mm
Shooting format
35mm
Bildeformat
1:1,85
Farge
NOT TRANSLATED: filmdb.colorsystem.color
Lydsystem
Dolby SRD
Length in min's
96' 14"
Language
Norwegian

Director

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier

"JOACHIM TRIER (b. 1974) has received international recognition both for his feature film debut Reprise (2006) and his sophomoric feature Oslo, August 31st (2011). Known for existential, yet accessible character studies and weaving between dreamscapes and reality, Trier has been hailed as ”sensationally talented“ (New York Times). Selected for the Cannes Official Selection - Un Certain Regard - in 2011, as well as Toronto, Sundance, and numerous other festivals, Oslo, August 31st has also received many awards. Last year, it was nominated for the César award for Best Foreign Film 2013, after reaching over 160.000 admissions at theatres in France. Joachim started filmmaking in 1995, writing and directing several short films, which won a dozen international prizes, while he was attending film school in Denmark and The National Film & TV School, England. "

Filmography:

Oslo, August 31st (2011), feature

Reprise (2006), feature

Procter (2002), short

Still (2001), short

Pietá (1999), short

Passport (1998), short

The Transparency of Evil (1996), short

Neglection (1996), short

Fatal Strategies (1995), short

Cast

Anders
Anders Danielsen Lie
Thomas
Hans Olav Brenner
Rebekka
Ingrid Olava
Tove
Tone Beate Mostraum
Mirjam
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal
The Therapist
Aksel M. Thanke
David
Øystein Røger
Malin
Malin Crépin

Visning på festivaler

2011
Cannes International Film Festival
2011
La Rochelle International Film Festival
2011
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund
2011
Toronto International Film Festival
2011
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
2011
Athens International Film Festival
2011
Reykjavik International Film Festival
2011
Chicago International Film Festival
2011
Flanders International Film Festival Ghent
2011
BFI London Film Festival
2011
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
2011
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
2011
Seville European Film Festival
2011
AFI Fest
2011
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2011
European Film Forum Scanorama
2011
Stockholm International Film Festival
2011
LIFFe - Ljubljana International Film Festival
2011
European Film Forum Scanorama
2011
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
2011
Around the World in 14 Films
2011
Plus Camerimage
2011
Le Festival International du Film de Pau
2012
Sundance Film Festival
2012
Premiers Plans Film Festival
2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2012
Sofia International Film Festival
2012
Hong Kong International Film Festival
2012
New Directors/New Films
2012
Istanbul Film Festival
2012
RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem
2012
Sarasota Film Festival
2012
European Cinema Festival of Lecce
2012
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz
2012
Seattle International Film Festival
2012
Norwegian Film Week, Moscow
2012
Transilvania International Film Festival
2012
Melbourne International Film Festival
2012
Beirut International Film Festival
2012
Haifa International Film Festival
2012
Exposed Filmfestival
2012
Cairo International Flm Festival
2013
ArtFilmFest International Film Festival
2013
Marrakech International Film Festival

Prizes

2011
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund: Norwegian Film Ciritc's Award
2011
Stockholm International Film Festival: Best Film, Best Cinematography to Jacob Ihre
2011
Le Festival International du Film de Pau: Best Actor to Anders Danielsen Lie
2012
Premiers Plans Film Festival: Grand Prize for Best Feature, Best Actor "Jean Carmet" Prize European and French Feature Film to Anders Danielsen Lie
2012
Istanbul Film Festival: Special Prize of the Jury
2012
Transilvania International Film Festival: Transilvania Trophy (main award), Best Screenplay
2012
Haifa International Film Festival: Special Mention
2013
Nominated Best Foreign Film, French Cesar